facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Italian activist suspends hunger strike

Dec. 26, 2012 at 4:29 PM   |   Comments

PISTOLA, Italy, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Marco Pannella, historic leader of Italy's Radical Party, ended his 15-day hunger strike, he said, intended to call attention to overcrowded prisons.

Pannella, 82, accepted intravenous rehydration therapy last week after doctors advised him his life was in danger, but in an annual holiday visit told prison inmates in Pistola, Italy, he was "ready to resume if the state does not stop its flagrant criminal, Fascist, Nazi and totalitarian Communist" treatment of prisoners, the Italian news agency ANSA reported Wednesday.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Prince Harry sweeps an adorable little girl off her feet at Invictus Games Prince Harry sweeps an adorable little girl off her feet at Invictus Games
2
Legal problems plagued family in Bell, Florida for years Legal problems plagued family in Bell, Florida for years
3
Police closing in on suspect in Pennsylvania state trooper killing Police closing in on suspect in Pennsylvania state trooper killing
4
Russian bank boss feeling sanctions pain Russian bank boss feeling sanctions pain
5
Former Conn. Gov. John Rowland guilty of new charges Former Conn. Gov. John Rowland guilty of new charges
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback